Chemical test

In chemistry, a chemical test is a qualitative or quantitative procedure designed to prove the existence of, or to quantify, a chemical compound or chemical group with the aid of a specific reagent.


Chemical testing might have a variety of purposes, such as:

Biochemical tests

Reducing sugars

Main article: Reducing sugar

Proteins and polypeptides

Organic tests

Inorganic tests

See also


  1. Niederl, J. B.; Baum, H.; McCoy, J. S.; Kuck, J. A. (1940). "Micro-Carius Halogen and Sulfur Determination". Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Analytical Edition. 12 (7): 428–431. doi:10.1021/ac50147a022. ISSN 0096-4484.
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